PowerStream’s 2016 Employee United Way Campaign was one of the company’s most successful to date, resulting in a near record-setting donation of $205,145 that will be shared between the United Way Toronto & York Region and the United Way Simcoe Muskoka.
The announcement was made at PowerStream’s head office on Wednesday as part of an official cheque presentation ceremony involving several company officials including Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of Vaughan; Frank Scarpitti, Board Member and Mayor of Markham; Jeff Lehman, Board Member and Mayor of Barrie; Brian Bentz, President and CEO; Dennis Nolan, EVP, Corporate Services & Secretary and Campaign Co-Chair; and Bill Schmidt, VP, Information Services and Campaign Co-Chair. They presented the cheque to Daniele Zanotti, CEO, United Way Toronto & York Region; and Dale Biddell, CEO United Way Simcoe Muskoka.
The donation is consistent with PowerStream’s commitment to support the communities in which its customers live, work and play. The company’s annual campaign includes a variety of employee-focused initiatives that help to raise funds for the United Way and its agencies. In 2016, the initiatives included payroll deductions, a corn roast, employee bingo, 50/50 draws and the company’s charity golf tournament which generated over $140,000 for the campaign.